Nelson: Abel Tasman Cruise-Fly Day Tour

Activity provider: Golden Bay Air

Nelson: Abel Tasman Cruise-Fly Day Tour

Activity provider: Golden Bay Air

From US$ 312.49 per person

Enjoy a fantastic New Zealand experience that gets you off the beaten track. Explore Golden Bay and Abel Tasman by air and by sea, and see the famed clear waters of Te Waikoropupu Springs.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Enjoy a scenic flight over golden sands of the Abel Tasman National Park
  • Take an easy bush walk past historic gold diggings to Te Waikoropupu Springs
  • Journey by scenic shuttle around limestone coast to Totaranui Beach
  • Cruise the famous Abel Tasman National Park, spotting seals and dolphins playing in the azure waters
Full description
From Nelson Airport, relax and enjoy the shuttle transfer by road to Kaiteriteri, theTasman regions very own seaside town. Enjoy a 90-minute scenic boat cruise the length of the Abel Tasman National Park to Totaranui, keep a look out for seals and dolphins along the way! Totaranui with it's pristine, beautiful golden sand, clear water, lush bush and walking tracks in all directions is the perfect place to enjoy your picnic lunch and soak up the scenery with an hour and a half of beach time. Go swimming, relax on the beach, take a short walk in the National Park or read about the area's history at the DOC Visitor Centre. Leaving Totaranui at 12:30pm travel the limestone coastline to Takaka aboard a 50-minute shuttle tour with commentary, hearing about the history and environment of Golden Bay along the way. Stopping at Te Waikoropupu Springs - New Zealand's largest freshwater springs and the largest cold water springs in the southern hemisphere, enjoy a short 30-minute loop walk taking you through the forest to a platform that sits partly over the water of Te Waikoropupū Springs. The easy walkways have interpretive panels along the way. A must see while in the 'Bay'. Then it's time to farewell Golden Bay in style with a scenic flight back to Nelson, flying over the Abel Tasman coastline. During your flight, you will be wearing a headset so you can talk to others and the pilot, and listen to the pilot's commentary about the places you fly over. Your tour ends on your arrival at Nelson Airport.
  • Nelson to Kaiteriteri shuttle transfer
  • Abel Tasman 90-minute scenic boat cruise between Kaiteriteri and Totaranui
  • Time to relax on Totaranui Beach or take a short walk
  • Packed lunch
  • Golden Bay 50-minute scenic shuttle tour from Totaranui to Takaka
  • Te Waikoropupu Springs walk (30mins)
  • 30-minute scenic flight from Takaka to Nelson over the golden sands of the Abel Tasman
  • Experienced guides
  • Snacks, which can be purchased on the cruise boat
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People over 280 lbs (127 kg)

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Meeting point

At the Golden Bay Air check in desk, Airport House, Nelson Airport. This is 200 meters to the left of the main terminal.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Once you have made your booking, the local tour supplier will contact you by email to finalize your booking and provide you with more detailed information
  • Seat availability is subject to weight limits on the aircraft. If weight limits will be exceeded, you will be provided with a full refund, or an alternative date for your tour
  • Passengers with special needs must provide this information when booking to discuss their individual requirements with the local tour supplier. Some passengers may be required to travel with a fare-paying companion
  • The local tour supplier may refuse passage to any passenger if the pilot considers that refusal is in the interests of the health and safety of passengers, property, or crew
  • If the passenger has not declared accurate body or baggage weights they may be denied passage
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

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Wanted to be able to do more than I thought I could by driving & I believe we did. Cruised length of Golden Bay with water taxi & a HUGE shoutout for the Golden Bay Air folks, who worked hard on our behalf to make other things possible & fly Farewell Spit, as well as Golden Bay on the way back to Nelson. A day I won’t forget!!!

March 24, 2023

jam packed activity packed day. everything went like clockwork!

January 4, 2020

An amazing experience!

A truly memorable day trip with breath-taking views of the stunning coastline with its beautiful natural colours.

January 26, 2019

Product ID: 182543